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Re: proposals into HTML5

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 23:28:59 -0800
To: Dmitry Turin <html60@narod.ru>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080215072859.GA24928@ridley.dbaron.org>

On Wednesday 2008-02-13 08:23 +0200, Dmitry Turin wrote:
> http://html60.euro.ru/site/html60/en/author/vml_eng.htm

This seems like you're trying to add a simple vector graphics
language to HTML.  Given that browsers are already implementing a
more complex vector graphics language (SVG), there would need to be
a compelling argument for adding another one, such as that it would
be easier to use and cover a significant portion of the use cases.
I'm skeptical here that it would cover a significant portion of the
use cases, at least not without becoming just as complex as SVG,
given that authors tend to be quite picky about visual details.

> http://html60.euro.ru/site/html60/en/author/label_eng.htm

As someone else pointed out, this looks an awful lot like XPointer,
or some subset of it, and there's already a much more precise
specification for that.  Would it make more sense to define a way of
using XPointer or some subset of it in named anchors in the
text/html MIME type, rather than inventing yet another language that
does the same thing?

-David

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